oil on canvas
90.08 in. (228.80 cm.) (height) by 58.58 in. (148.80 cm.) (width)
estimates on request
signed and dated 'MARK ROTHKO 1954' (on the reverse)
Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Mark Rothko, September-October 1957. Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Centro Internazionale delle Arte e del Costume, Arte e Contemplazione, July-October 1961, no. 31 (illustrated in color). Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari; Milan, Palazzo Reale, Aspetti dell'Informale, January-March 1971, pp. 15 and 76, no. 90 (illustrated). Kunsthaus Zurich; Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Neue Nationalgalerie; Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen; London, Hayward Gallery; and Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Mark Rothko, March 1971-May 1972, pp. 62-63, no. 36 (illustrated in color).
W. Seitz, Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, Cambridge and London, 1983, p. 54, no. 225 (illustrated). D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1998, pp. 74-75 and 389, no. 506 (illustrated in color and installation view illustrated). J. Baal-Teshuva, Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: Pictures as Drama, Cologne, 2003, p. 57 (illustrated in color).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York Count Alessandro Panza di Biumo, Sr., Milan, 1961 His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 02 May 1985, lot 56 Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Pantzer, New York, 1985 Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 18 November 1992, lot 43 Pace Gallery, New York, 1992 Jane and Terry Semel, Los Angeles, 1992 Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 19 November 1998, lot 360 Private collection, Europe Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 13 November 2007, lot 36 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner